Banner Elk, N.C. – The men’s soccer team was unable to gain its second conference win as it lost its second overtime game of the season 1-0 to Lees-McRae on Saturday night.
The Crusaders outshot the Bobcats 20-16, but Lees-McRae midfielder Preston Shahdad scored the game-winning goal in the 99th minute on a header to seal the win.
North Greenville keeper Justen Braddock recorded seven saves in the game.
“The guys played well and outplayed Lees-McRae all over the field,” said head coach Chad Gfeller. “We had opportunities in the second half but just didn’t finish.”
The Crusaders (2-3, 1-1) will host conference foe Coker College on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in Pepsi Stadium in Tigerville.